ISP Takes BitTorrent Admin Privacy Case To The Supreme Court

Earlier this week a Swedish appeals court upheld the ruling of a district court and ordered an ISP to hand over the details of a torrent site operator. Faced with a potential $96,500 fine for non-compliance, TeliaSonera has announced it will take an appeal to the Supreme Court in an attempt to balance pre-existing privacy obligations with those under IPRED.

US Court: RapidShare Not Guilty of Copyright Infringement

The popular file-hosting service RapidShare is not guilty of copyright infringement, the United States District Court of California has ruled. The ruling is an important victory for RapidShare, which has been increasingly targeted by the entertainment industries.

Unreleased ‘Hackers Wanted’ Movie Leaks To BitTorrent

An unreleased movie about the life of infamous hacker Adrian Lamo has leaked to BitTorrent. The movie, titled Hackers Wanted, failed to get a conventional release following alleged conflicts between its producer and others on the team. Lamo has been telling TorrentFreak how he feels about this unofficial release.

Giganews Lawyer Says Steal This Film Is An Illegal Download

As the once minority activity of downloading from newsgroups enters the mainstream, ever-more aggressive copyright-related lawsuits are doing likewise. In this environment Usenet-related companies are becoming increasingly careful to keep their behaviors entirely legal. Leading Usenet provider Giganews has taken the concept to a whole new level.

ISP Must Hand Over Identity Of OpenBitTorrent Operator

An ISP must hand over the identity of the operator behind a major BitTorrent tracker, a court in Sweden ruled today. OpenBitTorrent, probably the world's largest public tracker, is currently hosted by Portlane. The ISP must now reveal the identity of its customer to Hollywood movie companies or face a hefty fine.

Adobe Flash To Eliminate Bandwidth Costs With P2P

Adobe is getting serious about their implementation of peer-to-peer technology to assist Flash-based video streaming and applications. The upcoming release of Adobe's Flash Player 10.1 will enable publishers to dramatically reduce bandwidth costs by outsourcing media distribution to users.

Newzbin Usenet Indexer Shuts Down After Court Defeat

Newzbin, the Internet’s premier Usenet indexer, has pulled the plug today marking the end of an era. The operators of the site cite the lost legal battle against the MPA as the main reason for the shutdown. Apparently, the court case drained the site's financial resources.

The Pirate Party Becomes The Pirate Bay’s New Host

After its previous bandwidth provider had to take the site offline due to concerns over an aggressive Hollywood injunction, today The Pirate Bay is fully back in operation with a surprising new supplier. From a few hours ago, in a move intended to "stand up for freedom of expression", the Swedish Pirate Party became the site's new host.